Friday, July 31, 2015

Historic Two-Way Inn hosts 'Save the Norris House' fundraiser this weekend

Posted By on Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 5:22 PM

Help the oldest bar in Detroit fix its haunted historic home next door.

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Riding the bus with Gary Winslow: Fear

Posted By on Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 12:07 PM

Before boarding the bus, Gary challenges two women's views on police brutality, and finds a like-minded conversation partner.

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Michigan's first 'glampground' is opening Up North

Posted By on Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 11:21 AM

A "glampground," AKA a place to lodge folks who really want to like the outdoors but just can't quite handle being outdoors, is slated to open up in northern Michigan later this year. It will be the first of its kind in the state. Bella Solviva, a husband/wife helmed company that bills...

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Show preview: Numb Bats @ PJ's Lager House, Sun. Aug. 2

Posted By on Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 9:49 AM

Some kinds of music are made for summer, and I'd slot the exceptional garage-pop of Tempe's Numb Bats firmly in that made-up category, "summer music." You can listen to them whenever you like of course, but they're playing Lager House this Sunday as part of yet another solid Seraphine Collective showcase.

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Event preview: 'Blue Moon Celebration and Midnight Madness' sale, Street Corner Records, July 31

Posted By on Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 9:29 AM

Both Book Beat and Street Corner Music in Oak Park are having special "blue moon" sales and events today. Book Beat has a typically fun lineup of author events and sales, while over at Street Corner, Outrageous Cherry plays a free show right before a special "midnight madness" sale starts.

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Second annual Charivari schedule announced

Posted By on Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 8:23 AM

For MT readers planning on heading out for the free event, consult this handy schedule.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Packard Banksy headed for L.A. auction block

Posted By on Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 4:11 PM

Though 555 Gallery had promised to preserve the piece, the infamous Packard Banksy is going to the highest bidder.

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Just announced: 'Les Rallizes Denudes' music film at MOCAD Aug. 19

Posted By on Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 2:54 PM

This is a big deal for fans of awesome Japanese psychedelic noise, or as Greg Baise who's putting the event on at MOCAD on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 9 p.m. sharp for only $5 calls it, "the perfect filmic totem for the world's most obscure and dangerous cult band, Les Rallizes Denudes."

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Officials attempt to capture U-M's wild turkey nuisance

Posted By on Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 1:28 PM

U-M Ann Arbor: Have you seen this turkey?

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The politics of revising Detroit’s blight count

Posted By on Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 12:52 PM

As the old saying goes, “There are lies, damn lies, and statistics.” Now, we don’t believe that all statistics are lies, but the human element can certainly enter into them, especially when researchers see what they want to see. Sometimes they’re naked fibs, as when Sen. Joseph McCarthy variously...

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